Sunday, February 26, 2017

"I feel COLD." Jordan had another baptism this week. YAY!!

Another great week for Sister Jordan Wunderli.  She just got to experience her 2nd baptism.  I love that she is having such awesome / miraculous experiences.  I feel like I know the people who got baptized and I look forward to meeting them when we visit Japan.  I love the things she does to try to meet more people and serve them at the same time.  Enjoy her email.

Transfer calls were today and Gorner Shimai and I are staying in Kumagaya woohoo!! Partyyyy. I'm now a transfer 5 missionary which is so sad. I'm middle aged now (we only have 12 transfers)!! Time is flying by. On another note, big birthday shout out to my brother!! Happy birthday bud, have fun dating all those girls! 

Free English challenge: 
This week we did the free english challenge for the first time and it was so much fun!! The free English challenge is something we do to get more people at mission school. Mission school is just the general name for all of the free English courses that we offer (Eiken, Toeic, Eikaiwa - Toeic: a prep course for an English exam you take that looks really good on business resumes; Eiken: a prep course for a English exam for high school students; 
Eikaiwa: English conversation class for everyone . For the free English challenge, we brought signs, chocolate (I mean who wouldn't want to do it if there's chocolate involved), the Eiken level test, and fliers. We stood right outside the eki (train station) and we would just make fools out of ourselves and yell, "FREE ENGLISH AND CHOCOLATE!!" So only the people who were interested in English would come out which was the way cool effective part of it. They would come up and first take the 10 question eiken level test which tells them how good they are at English basically and then they would get chocolate, a flier, take a picture, and that's about it!! 

The miracle of Engrid:
Engrid is a busy lady; she works all the time and when she doesn't work, she is doing stuff with/for her daughter. Yet she always makes time to meet with us!! We had no clue what to do about her baptismal interview this week because she was so busy, BUT she told us she would ask her boss if she could have work off on Wednesday evening for the interview. SHE GOT WORK OFF FOR A 20 MINUTE BAPTISMAL INTERVIEW. THIS CHURCH IS SO TRUE!! She got interviewed on Wednesday night and "passed with flying colors," according to President Nagano. 

Engrid's baptism was on Sunday the 26th, and it was amazing. She was smiling the entire day which just made me smile. The kumagaya church has a baptismal font so that was nice. After she came out of the water and into the bathroom, I asked her how she felt and she said, "Cold!!!" Apparently the water wasn't as warm as we thought it was... Hahaha she also said she felt clean and then she asked, "When do I get the Holy Ghost?!" She's so cute. She received the Holy Ghost that day in sacrament meeting. She was just so happy!! I know she's going to be a strong member in the church and good influence on her daughter! 

Mission school:
We're really focusing on building mission school because service is the way to people's hearts! We went to two colleges this week to see if we can get in with an English club and it just so happened we went when they're on break! Bummer! But one of the colleges said that we can come back in April and start teaching English every Friday morning. Woohoo miracle!! 

Word of the week: 
Word: eigo 
Pronunciation: ay-go
Meaning: English 

I'm so happy to be able to stay in Kumagaya for another transfer with Gorner Shimai. I can't wait to see Kumagaya grow more and more!! I love Kumagaya and I love Japan! Hope you all have a swell week, don't forget to read your scriptures.
Wunderli Shimai 

1 and 2. Engrid's baptism!! 
3. movie and popcorn
4, 5, 6. Free english challenge
7. Yuna (she has so much energy, it's crazy)
8. What you do when you have to wait for the next train to come an hour later...get snacks!
9. Obaachan!! She gives the best hugs 
10. Obaachan making gyoza
11. FHE with the Takahashi family

All of these pictures put a big smile on my face.  I was also very happy that she gets to stay for another transfer with Gomer Shimai in Kumagaya.  I want to continue to express my gratitude for your support of Jordan.  She really appreciates all of the letters, emails, thoughts and prayers that you send.  Of course, it means the world to us (her mom and dad) as well.  As always, if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.  Thanks for sharing this experience with us.

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